Corporis Christi Societas
Corporis Christi Societas (CCS) is a Texas-based non-profit foundation established – in fidelity to the authority and magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church – for the purpose of funding and facilitating Eucharistic causes around the world. Seeking canonical recognition as a private association of the faithful, the foundation’s primary function is to raise funds for establishing and supporting the operations of qualifying groups and initiatives as approved by the board of directors. In addition to providing financial resources, CCS may provide consultations, materials and personnel for the purpose of funding and facilitating Eucharistic causes.
As appropriate groups and initiatives are approved by the board, CCS will raise funds, which will then be contributed directly to groups and organizations or to other foundations that may be established for the purpose of owning or operating new Eucharistic related initiatives.
The CCS board of directors will, in accordance with its mission and by-laws, establish and apply the criteria for determining qualified Eucharistic causes faithful to the magisterium of the Catholic Church.
Board Members Corporis Christi Societas
Bishop Dominique Rey
Bishop Dominique Rey earned a doctorate in canon law and theology from Institut Catholique in Paris, was ordained as priest in 1984 at Notre Dame, and consecrated as Bishop for the Diocese of Frejus-Toulon on Sept. 17, 2000. Bishop Rey holds membership in both the Episcopal Commission and the Emmanuel Community.
Father Joseph D. Fessio
Father Joseph D. Fessio received a master’s degree in philosophy in 1967 and a doctorate in theology from the University of Regensburg in Germany in 1975. Ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1972, Fr. Fessio is also founder and editor of Ignatius Press, publisher of Catholic World Report, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Catholic Dossier and Catholic Faith, founder of Catholic Radio Network and Campion College of San Francisco, and a theologian-in-residence at Ave Maria University.
Father Florian X. Racine
Father Florian X. Racine earned a Bachelor’s of Civil Engineering from Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics in Paris in 1993 and a master’s degree in ocean engineering from Texas A&M University in 1994. After 2 years in Houston as an engineer at Coflexip, Inc., he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest at the Diocese of Frejus-Toulon in 2002. In 2005, Fr. Racine was nominated as parish priest in Sanary-sur-Mer and later established the Missionnaires du Très Saint Sacrement, a clerical association of diocesan rite, which was approved by Bishop Dominique Rey in 2007
Kirk Pfeffer received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Texas in 1977 and has 37 years of experience in Houston’s commercial real estate market, including 20 years with Transwestern Commercial Services and 15 years as president of his firm, Lone Star Alliance. Kirk is married to his wife of 35 years and blessed with 5 children. Pfeffer served as president of Serra Club of Houston in 2005 and is also a past member of the parish pastoral council and finance committee at St. Michael Catholic Church.
Carol Kassick graduated Cum Laude with an associates degree in business from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a certified paralegal. She served as assistant to the chairman of a multibillion-dollar financial corporation for 13 years. A member of Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Phoenix, Arizona, Kassick has worked to bring perpetual Eucharistic adoration to many parishes in the Diocese of Phoenix. She currently serves as Executive Director of Catholic Adoration devoting much of her time to the Corporis Christi Societas’ mission.
International Advisory Board Members
Bishop John W. Yanta
Bishop John W. Yanta was installed as the seventh Bishop of Amarillo, Texas in 1997. Fluent in Spanish, Bishop Yanta is the founder and first executive director of Catholic Television of San Antonio. Known as one of the most passionate pro-life bishops in the nation for his strong defense of the sanctity of human life, he also serves on the advisory board of Priests for Life and instituted a weekly “Respect Life” Mass in Amarillo. Bishop Yanta was honored with the Guardian of Truth Award in 2001 at the World Family Conference